The rain came and went, but under the awning of the Richard Rodgers Amphitheater the party was in full swing. Literally. Swing dancers jumped and jived their way around the stage to a crowd that didn't seem to care about a few drops (and sometimes showers) pouring down. An electric Harlem crowd came out to celebrate the launch of Yes, Chef and what a celebration they got, thanks to all the participants that contributed to such a fantastic day. From the amazing singers of Vy Higgensen's Gospel for Teens to Martiza from Harvest Home--there were so many people who made this day memorable. You have supported me at Red Rooster and now with the launch of Yes, Chef, but none of this would have been possible without you.
A very warm and heartfelt thank you goes out to:
DJ Qool Marv Dino Vigo Ben Barson and his band Maritza Owens of Harvest Home Farmer's Market Deborah Racicot for her yummy frozen treats The team at Morgan Stanley Smith for their contribution and support Lonn Coupel-Coward for his mocktail demonstrations Sylvia Clark and the Decadance group Michaela Angela Davis Harriette Cole Vy Higgensen and the amazing Gospel for Teens choir Alison Jones and the Harlem Swing Dance Society The Harlem Tap Studio with Omar Edwards Carey King with Corbin Hill Farm
For more photos and a video of the Gospel for Teens choir performing at the Harlem Community Day, see below: